On Wednesday, Underoath is set to play a sold out show for 2,000 hometown fans at Jannus Live. Fans left in the dark will be happy to learn that the Tampa-based, Grammy-nominated post-hardcore outfit has announced they'll play even tighter digs this Sunday night when they hit the Crowbar for a just-announced show in Ybor City.
There are no presale tickets to the March 13 show. Only 400 people will be allowed inside, and admission happens on a first come, first served basis for a mere $10. The show serves as an exclamation point on the band’s mostly sold-out, 32-date “Rebirth” reunion tour.
It's been a decade since the band played a room as small as Crowbar. "That’s not an exaggeration. We probably played one of these style clubs in 2007 or 2008 in EU or Singapore or some small overseas market, but as far as the U.S., the last one I can remember was Alley Cats in Virginia summer of 2004," Tim McTague told CL in an email. "I think it’s going to me a hot mess and really be a celebration of the hardcore scene we grew up with."
Doors for the show open at 6 p.m. Crowbar is located at 1812 N. 17th St. in Ybor City. A healthy roster of local favorites that are also friends of the band — Brother Cephus, Sentries, and Preson Philips — open. The venue is encouraging fans to be patient and safe when entering the building.
“Super stoked, always love the opportunity to something special and over the top,” said Crowbar owner/GM Tom DeGeorge. “To the people waiting in line — be nice to each other and you will be rewarded. I might even purchase some pizza or hot dogs and feed the line.” McTague, 32, for his part added that he expects to rehash "choice jams" from Chasing Safety and Define.
"I think it’s going to be an old school sweat fest honestly. There’s something about a 400-cap room jammed full, no production, no big barricades. It’s all about the music, and the energy that we all get to share together," he said. "It will be sweaty, sloppy, heavy and hopefully beautiful. It very well could be my favorite show of the whole tour. "